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ABOUT

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

At this world-class Performance Center, our results-driven trainers work with individual and team athletes like you who are determined to improve your skills by working with the best instructors in a place where accomplishment is measured both by physical achievement and mental attitude.

 

With professional evaluation, equipment, coaching and instruction, we design individualized programs that will enhance your ability to execute athletically and be an important player in this region’s baseball family.

Here, we’re building 21st century athletes by developing cognitive, motor and intellectual skills at the same time.

That’s why this is no ordinary training center.  It’s where players like you will develop baseball, softball and life skills at the same time. After all, well-rounded people make for the greatest athletes in the world.

 

Welcome to the South Bend Cubs Performance Center.

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PARTNERSHIP

Almost all Major League players got their start in the Minor League farm system. And when a team like the Chicago Cubs is thinking about their farm system, they need to know that their players will have the best possible facilities as well as great community and fan support.

That’s precisely why Chicago signed a player development agreement in September of 2014 with South Bend, and renewed that affiliation in early 2021 through 2030 making the South Bend Cubs the High-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

The South Bend Cubs Performance Center and the facilities at Four Winds Field offer more for the Chicago Cubs players and coaches than any other affiliated franchise. There’s simply no other training facility in the Midwest League that compares.

And because South Bend is the closest Cubs Minor League team to Chicago, it’s true that we’ve seen Major League players sent here for short rehab visits. So, for regional fans, there’s simply no other place to be so close to future and current Major League stars.

Chicago Cubs fans are legendary for their loyalty. They are the most loyal fans in the world. In South Bend, we are among them. And we will always treat the players well. 

Go Cubs go!

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WE'RE NO ORDINARY TRAINING FACILITY

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VISION

When you visit the 1st Source Bank Performance Center at Four Winds Field, you feel the vibe and energy of the Chicago Cubs. And that’s no accident. Everything we do here is designed to meet the highest standards of the Cubs, the Major Leagues and the personal aspirations as our local athletes.

From the beginning, our mission has been nothing short of bold and audacious. We’re making Four Winds Field and the South Bend Cubs the center of revitalization efforts in downtown South Bend.

Today, it’s a regional destination for fans and athletes alike – a place that’s become synonymous with the words thrill and success.

Now, the 1st Source Bank Performance Center will be the premier destination for world-class baseball and softball training for accelerating individual and team performance in the region. We’ve designed and constructed this facility so that you will receive leadership and training that is second-to-none, using state-of-the-art equipment and goal driven measurements.